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Dr. Tim Cook is a historian at the Canadian War Museum and author of 11 books including Warlords: Borden, Mackenzie King, and Canada’s World Wars, A Necessary War, which he wrote while recovering from cancer, and Shock Troops. Cook delves into interviews, diaries, letters, and archives to round out the details of historical accounts and to make them more personal. Cook was the curator for the museum’s First World War permanent gallery, and he has curated numerous temporary, travelling and digital exhibitions. His books have won the C.P. Stacey Prize for Military History (twice), the Ottawa Book Award (twice), the RBC Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, and the J.W. Dafoe Book Prize. In 2012, Dr. Cook was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canadian history and in 2013 he received the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award. Dr. Cook is a Member of the Order of Canada and is a professor at Carleton University.
Vimy – The Battle and the Legend
Vimy: the Battle and the Legend (Allen Lane/PHR) is a bold new telling of the defining battle of the Great War, and how it came to signify and solidify Canada’s national identity.